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Robin’s heart-warming trip to the Ice

Robin Burton still remembers the hairs on his neck standing up and tears in his eyes when the tourist ship he was on pulled...

What a difference a day makes …

The endangered black-billed gulls nesting below State Highway One had nowhere to go when the Ashburton River rose swiftly last week, but just over...

Eager scouts collect river rubbish

Members of the Ashburton Kea scout group have lent a hand with rubbish collection and picked up bags of the stuff along the Ashburton...

Drivers invited to join charity scatter rally

Roadworthy vehicles of all descriptions are invited to take part in a charity-supporting car rally around Mid Canterbury on Sunday. Organised by in the Ashburton...

Brodies in the skies for 100 years

The Brodies of Rangitata Island have been flying for 100 years. To celebrate, they are going aloft. From September 8 to 10, aviation friends from around...

Davina in running for Emmy make-up award

Ashburton-raised Davina Lamont is in the running for a make-up artist award at the Emmys. The American entertainment industry awards recognise excellence in all aspects...

Truck crash on Rakaia bridge

Emergency services are in attendance at the Rakaia bridge where a truck has hit the bridge. The driver is out of the vehicle and uninjured,...

Spring has sprung – well, nearly

It is not yet spring, but close - September to November. The snowdrops have been and gone, but blossom and bud are making an early...

Cupcakes, crazy dress for KidsCan

Youngsters at Rising Stars Preschool have raised $140 for charity KidsCan through a "crazy" dress up day and bespoke cupcake sale. Cupcakes of all flavours...

Building a river bank home for skinks

By Mick Jensen Students from Lauriston School have lent a hand with a planting project that will enhance and develop a habitat for skinks and...
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